Zipcar, Inc. the world’s leading car sharing network, announced the appointment of Ciara Smyth as its EVP of Human Resources.
In this role, Smyth will be based in Zipcar’s Cambridge, Mass. office and will oversee global talent programs and policies at Zipcar. She will report directly to Scott Griffith, Zipcar chairman and CEO.
“We are delighted to welcome Ciara as Zipcar’s EVP of Human Resources,” said Griffith. “Ciara’s extensive human resources experience will be a huge asset to the Zipcar leadership team, and positions us well to continue to attract and retain the best talent out there, while also helping to meet our growth objectives as we continue to expand our global footprint.”
Smyth brings with her deep human resources experience, most recently in her role as EVP and chief human resources officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Prior to Houghton Mifflin, Smyth was EVP of Global Business Operations at Riverdeep, an educational software company.
“I am thrilled to work with such a dynamic, innovative and talented group of people here at Zipcar,” said Smyth. “My goal is to continue to foster a high performance environment centered on innovation, member experience and our strong employment brand. I look forward to helping Zipcar grow by focusing on building organizational capabilities and a global culture of exceptional talent.”